What was this man thinking?
Jesse Jackson has been on literally thousands of television programs and he’s well aware that mics are always on. And yet…he said this:
“See, Barack been, um…talking down to black people on this faith based…I wanna cut his nuts off. Barack, he’s talking down to black people.”
But to be fair to the Rev, this is part of his statement today…
“For any harm or hurt that this hot mic private conversation may have caused, I apologize. My support for Senator Obamaâ€™s campaign is wide, deep and unequivocal. I cherish this redemptive and historical moment.”
I guess my question is…what did Jackson mean by wanting to cuts his nuts off? Obviously I think we’re talking metaphorically here, but what exactly did he plan on doing? I think it’s obvious he wasn’t going to come out in the public forum and start bad mouthing Barack, so was he going to do it behind the scenes? Well, I guess he already was, and this is the proof.
And let’s be clear, Obama “talking down to black people” came in the form of him urging African American men to take care of their responsibilities and not leave so many children in single parent homes. This is a very real issue and Obama’s opinion is a widely held belief in this community. Of course, most don’t have the audience that the Illinois senator does, but the opinion is there nonetheless.
Oddly enough, everybody I’ve talked to today thinks this helps Obama…Dems and Repubs alike. And I guess that ultimately says something about how much people respect Jesse Jackson…which isn’t much.
Okay, now I’ve seen the video and Jesse certainly seems to give a nice little “nut cutting” motion off camera with his right hand when he says the now infamous phrase…
Aww nuts Jesse!
By the way, since when do we bleep the word “nuts”?